Master Tse’s Wing Chun Note 299
Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁 and Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁 – Part 2
In Wing Chun we have both Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁 and Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁. For Wing Chun, in particular, we must have both opposite ways. Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng is normal and it is powerful, but it takes a little longer than Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng to hit the target. Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng is unusual and it takes more time to train and develop this kind of energy, but once we have it, it is very powerful. The advantage of Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng is that we do not need to withdraw the hand and we so we can Faat Gihng where ever the hand is. This makes it more convenient and faster. Wing Chun is arranged to deal with close distance fighting (but this does not mean that Wing Chun cannot fight over long distances, this is all based on how good your footwork is) and so being able to hit from where ever you hand is positioned is ideal. So because of the close range we use Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng a lot. We can also use two arms and one leg at the same time and so have a lot of techniques. In all the forms we use Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng the most.
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